V.I.B. (very impressive book) Picks
Every now and then we encounter a new book that we’re so excited about we want to shout it from the rooftops, so we've created a special tag to distinguish it from the rest: Tattered Cover V.I.B. (very impressive book)! That means it’s a true stand-out in a season of many excellent and compelling new books.
Our latest selection is:
American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee
"American Wolf uncovers the true legacy of the american wolf’s survival after reintroducing them into the Rockies in the wake of becoming nearly extinct in the 1920’s. The book focuses on renowned wolf, O-Six, who’s unlike any female wolf Yellowstone park ranger, Rick McIntyre, has ever seen. Many of O-Six’s challenges for survival are directly linked to the larger issue between those who are against the reintroduction of wolves and those who see wolves as an integral part of our ecosystem. Whether you are for or against reintroducing wolves into our world, Nate Blakeslee’s American Wolf is an essential read for anyone interested in a fascinating part of American history and an important issue that continues to plague the west." - Stephanie Coleman, book buyer
Purchase this and previous V.I.B.s below:
Bestselling British writer Tessa Hadley's The Past brings four middle-aged siblings and their families together for what might be their last summer holiday in the family's country home. Old family dynamics and surprising new twists make for a delightful, entertaining and thought-provoking novel. Hadley's storytelling deftly weaves the family's past, with all its ghosts and memories, jealousies and nearly unconditional love in with its present reality of squabbling and deep affection. Each player in The Past is uniquely engaging: from fading beauty Alice with her ex-boyfriend's 20 year old son Kasim, in tow, sister Frans's odd and captivating young children Ivy and Arthur, Harriet, lonely and harboring a dark and secret longing, and all the others, each with an agenda, all under one roof. The perfect storm for an utterly wonderful, brilliantly crafted novel. The Telegraph calls The Past keenly intelligent, and I certainly agree. A wonderful way to begin your reading year. -- Cathy Langer, Tattered Cover Lead Buyer